What's blooming in my garden

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Wed, 04 May 2005 11:57:09 PDT
John and Mary Sue and others,

Rohdea are increasingly familiar garden plants here in the Washington, D.C.
area. They are easy (I didn't say quick) from their large seeds. The flowers
are not too attractive, but the infructescence is eye-catching. It might
remind some of that of Arum italicum: big red round marble sized fruits in a
cylinder about four or five inches long. 

They seem to be reliably hardy garden plants here, although they are
relatively recent additions to our gardens - and it's been years since we've
had a bad winter. 

My plants are all home-grown from seed. I don't have the expensive
variegated and crested (and maybe virus infected?) forms, just plain green. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm now wondering if
the eponym of Rohdea was related to early twentieth century garden writer
Eleanour Sinclair Rohde? 

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